• Short Summary

    South African Barry Richards, reputedly one of the best batsmen in the world, arrived in Southampton this week after signing a new three-year contract with Hampshire Country Cricket Club.

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    South African Barry Richards, reputedly one of the best batsmen in the world, arrived in Southampton this week after signing a new three-year contract with Hampshire Country Cricket Club.

    When he reported for duty at the County Ground in Southampton, where the season's first game is due to be played against Northamptonshire on I May, there was one extra piece of business to be completed--the handover of a new car, being loaned to Richards free by a local garage for the summer.

    During the English winter, Richards plays for South Australia and the Prospect club side--he is sponsored by Coca-Cola, and each run he scores for either brings him one Australian dollar. Each wicket he takes earns him ten dollars, and he gets a basic salary of 100 dollars a week, for which he fulfils a full coaching programme.

    Hampshire have been able to re-engage him only through the generosity of individual members who were prepared to bid high for his services, and the contract has taken months to hammer out.

    This interview was recorded for the British Broadcasting Corporation by Andrew Harvey, who asked Richards to comment on his earnings and on his future Test career, in jeopardy since he led a demonstration against apartheid during a match in Capetown recently.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7J8S4Y956KH8ERT97VBZW8ZOG
    Media URN:
    VLVA7J8S4Y956KH8ERT97VBZW8ZOG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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